Updated: 16th September, 2023


  • All swimmers must join the Merrylands Amateur Swimming Club before they start training with the squad. Registration is for 12 months from October 1st to September 30th.
  • Council Pool Entry must be paid on entry to the Swimming Centre for each session.
    • Discounted entry is available for Club Members only when attending club activities i.e. Training Sessions, Club Races etc.
    • Membership cards may be required to be shown to Pool Staff on entry to the centre or when purchasing entry passes.
    • Membership cards can be accessed from Swim Central.
  • Squad Fees are charged on a per-session basis and paid for via the purchase of a Multi-Session Pass.
  • Swimmers with a negative balance on their Multi-Session Pass may not be permitted to attend sessions until the pass is returned to a positive balance.
  • Active Kids Vouchers may be used to pay for a block of training sessions.
    • Payments via Active Kids Vouchers are not refundable or transferrable, and cannot be split
    • Vouchers must be used for a single month of training
    • Vouchers will be applied to the month following their submission (e.g. a voucher submitted in February will be applied to the training fees for March)
    • Vouchers cannot be combined for a single payment - each voucher must be used for a distinct month of training. They cannot overlap with another voucher.


  • All swimmers are required to have and be responsible for their own equipment.
  • All swimmers must wear appropriate swimwear. Board-shorts or football shorts are not permitted.
  • All swimmers in the Novice, Junior and Development Squads must wear the supplied club cap while training.
  • The list of equipment required by each group is available here. Most equipment can be purchased through the squad.


  • Swimmers must nominate which days they are going to attend training through the Enrolment Form.
  • Swimmers will be booked into their selected sessions each week.
  • One-off changes to sessions must be made through the booking system. i.e. change of day or cancellations.
  • Permanent changes should be made by completing a new enrolment form.
  • If you cannot attend a session, you must cancel via the booking system at least 30 minutes before the start of the session, otherwise you will be charged for the session. Your squad fee will not be forfeited for cancelled sessions.
  • Starting and finishing training on time is important. Swimmers should arrive for training on time and be ready to start the land warm-up on time.
  • Unless asked by the coach, parents/guardians are to refrain from speaking to their children whilst sessions are in progress. Parents should remain outside the club room during the land warm-up. If they need to, parents should also wait until the end of the session before talking to their child’s coach, or before the land warm-up begins.
  • Parents and Spectators should stay out of the areas highlighted on the maps below.
  • Swimmers are expected to use appropriate language at training.
  • Children are not to swim before their session.
  • Children under the age of 10yrs must have a Parent/Guardian at the pool at all times.
  • There are no sessions on Public Holidays.
  • If you are planning to miss training for an extended period (1 week or more) due to Holidays, School Camps etc. complete the Training Break Form before the start of the month to let us know.
  • Please be aware that Merrylands Swimming Centre is a Smoke-Free venue. Smoking is not permitted within the centre or Merrylands Park.

Sickness & COVID-19

  • Do not attend training if you are sick. Any swimmer that is unwell should not attend training until a full recovery has taken place.
  • Any swimmer that has tested positive for COVID-19 should not return to training or competition until they can easily manage their usual daily activities without shortness of breath or severe fatigue.
  • Merrylands Swimming Centre Map

    Green = Swimmer Warm-Up Area
    Red = Coaches & Swimmers Only